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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

IFAW’s mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world.  IFAW rescues individuals, safeguards populations, and preserves habitat in over 40 countries.

Guiding ideas

Our vision: Our vision is a world where animals are respected and protected.

Our promise: We promise supporters and policy makers effective animal protection solutions delivered with intelligence, compassion and integrity.

Our principles: In order to achieve IFAW’s vision of a world where animals are respected and protected, we follow key principles in our hands-on projects with animals and in our advocacy work to secure better animal welfare protection in policy, legislation and society:

  • It should be recognised that animals have intrinsic value and are sentient beings.
  • Policy should be based on sound science and the ethical treatment of animals.
  • Conservation decisions should be guided by ecological sustainability and biological sustainability, the precautionary principle and ethical treatment of animals.

To go to IFAW’s website, click here (opens in a new window)

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